Fifty years since Allied victory, here is World War II as remembered by twenty-one Americans who experienced it. These oral histories recount surviving combat, enduring captivity, dealing with wounds and with the death of comrades, avoiding friendly fire, and accumulating points toward discharge. Combined, they present a vivid picture of military service during the only war this country has fought without reservation and with certainty that its cause was just. Each story is illustrated with photos from the personal collections of the veterans.
Oral history transcripts from the University of Nevada Oral History Program are derived from interviews recorded between 1964 and 2014. The archive is housed and managed in Special Collections in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. Original audio recordings of most interviews are available for research purposes upon request. High-resolution copies of photographs from transcripts can also be requested from Special Collections.Inquiries about the University of Nevada Oral History Archive may be addressed to UNR Special Collections (firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-682-5665).
Allen, Jud, 1917-2000; Anderson, Zelda W., 1921-2010; Becker, Clarence Emerson, 1918-; Curtis, Mark, 1921-1998; Dasher, Benedict J., 1917-2004; Dondero, Donald, 1920-2003; Evans, Eugene Thomas, 1920-2001; Farr, Francis William, 1923-; Goodhue, Janice D., 1913-2010; Harton, Charles Tyrrel, 1925-; Hohn, Hazel Marjorie, 1922-2002; Lancaster Jr., John Charles, 1918-2008; Levenberg, Ralph, 1920-; Nishiguchi, Roy J., 1915-2002; Oppio, Santino, 1919-1999; Piazzo, Link, 1918-; Ralf, Earl Willard, 1914-2008; Sawyer, Frank Grant, 1918-1996; Smith Jr., Arthur Mathews, 1922-1999; Sorenson, Richard Keith, 1924-2004; Streeter, Jack, 1921-2013
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